- Israel says it attacked Hezbollah’s command bunker; Hezbollah begs to differ. Meanwhile, the U.S. evacuates its own and attempts to stay out of the mix. Other perspectives: Voice of America; San Francisco Chronicle; SwissInfo; Military.com; and commentary from the Muslim News.
- Iran vows to continue its nuke program, but announces it will respond to Western offers on August 22; Russia breaks ranks with China and says it will consider economic sanctions.
- 5 more 5.0+ earthquakes in the seas around Indonesia in the last 24 hours; Indonesian officials are under fire over SMS warnings.
- Oil prices are back up despite yesterday’s news about U.S. inventories.